Chaucer, Shakespeare and Wilson




I disagree vociferously with Ms. Trimmer’s assertion that Danielle Wilson’s column is not “decent enough to be read, by people of all ages, as well as at all times of the day” and that the paper should “pull the plug” on Danielle. This attitude clearly demonstrates Ms. Trimmer’s own ignorance concerning great literature. Has Ms. Trimmer never read Chaucer’s epic “Canterbury Tales?” Which, in the Miller’s Tale, concerns a witless man that is tricked into literally kissing the anus of his would-be lover? And he knows he kissed her anus because “a woman hath no beard.” Has Ms. Trimmer never read Shakespeare, who analogizes flatulence into a moral? In the “Comedy of Errors,” Shakespeare tells us “A man may break a word with you, sir; and words are but wind; Ay, and break it in your face, so he break it not behind.” Danielle’s column deals with real issues, real life and real people in an exceedingly humorous way just as Chaucer and Shakespeare did in their days. They all embrace reality and humorously present the foibles of being a human being with not always fully-functioning bodily functions. Ms. Trimmer must obviously be that one perfect human being that has never had a flatulently funny moment or had her bowels riotously riot. However, since her head seems to be so far up there, it is actually not surprising that nothing has ever come out.
Michelle Lindsay Lewis, 46032